Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, is born in Bavaria

Alois Alzheimer was born in Bavaria and took his medical degree at the University of Wurtzburg and soon after began working at the City Asylum in Frankfurt Am Main. There, in 1901, he began the study a 51-year patient named Auguste Deter with mystifying symptoms. After Deter's death, Alzheimer's autopsy of his brain identified the characteristic tangles and plaque of the disease that was later named "Alzheimer's Disease." Alzheimer died in 1915 of heart disease.  He was 51. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
William Pryse-Phillips (ed.), Companion to Clinical Neurology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), 37-38. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Science/Technology
How to Cite This Page: "Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, is born in Bavaria," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/43623.